Nearly one billion people currently do not have enough to eat. The demand for food is projected to increase 70% by 2050 as the global population grows to an expected 9 billion. An often-overlooked solution to this problem is our oceans. A fully productive ocean could provide one nutritious meal a day for 700 million people, or 13% to 15% of the animal protein produced on the entire planet. Moreover, wild-caught ocean fish uses no land, needs negligible amounts of water, is the lowest cost per pound to obtain, and provides human health benefits.
Unfortunately, ocean productivity is drastically declining due to overfishing, destructive fishing practices, marine habitat loss and pollution. If action is not taken to reverse this trend now, wild seafood may soon disappear as a major food source for a hungry planet. There is good news, however: restoring wild seafood is achievable and there are many examples of fish rebounding under science-based management. Science gives us clear direction about how to manage fish recovery. Fish will recover if we –
Oceana is a fun, fast-growing, international organization that encourages creativity, flexibility and the freedom to own your career. With Oceana leading the way in international ocean conservation through policy advocacy, there’s no better time to join such a rewarding organization.
Founded in 2001, Oceana is the world’s largest ocean advocacy organization focused solely on restoring the resilience, diversity and abundance of marine ecosystems to ensure that our oceans are a significant source of wild-caught fish that can help feed the world.
We achieve measurable change by conducting specific, science-based campaigns with fixed deadlines and articulated goals. Our campaigns extend to countries that, combined, govern nearly one-third of the world’s wild-caught fish, including Belize, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines, the United States, Canada and the 27 countries in the European Union.
In the United States, Oceana’s campaigns include reducing plastics pollution, stopping the expansion of dirty and dangerous offshore drilling, increasing transparency at sea, promoting responsible fishing practices, and helping to protect sharks, whales and other marine animals.
The multimedia specialist reports to Oceana’s multimedia producer and is a member of the U.S. communications team based in Washington, DC. The multimedia specialist is responsible for creating compelling visuals (in print and web) for a variety of audiences (e.g., media, elected officials and supporters) to help Oceana’s U.S. campaigns achieve their goals. Additionally, the multimedia specialist will work with the campaign teams, communications staff and Oceana’s marketing department to develop content that will expand the visibility of Oceana’s U.S. campaigns on new and existing mediums.
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